We were a good number last night as we carried on in Philippians 4 looking at verses 4-7. These are well known verses against downheartedness, harshness and anxiety and calling for rejoicing in the Lord, gentleness and prayer. A good prayer time followed. I tried not to end too late as we have a church members meeting tonight. We start at eight and end around 9.30 pm usually. Perhaps 9.15 pm would be a better time. I need to be a bit more snappy with the prayer requests maybe.
Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.